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! (cheers and applause) (cheers and applause). >> jon: welcome back! the 2012 elections -- 2012 elections are over, but what happens to the true heroes of our political process he? now that the spotlight has moved on, jason jones has more. >> the u.s. elections are over. >> barack obama will be reelected -- >> but what happens next for the professionals who were the true backbone of our democracy? american political consultants. not all of them work as cable news pundits. some follow a different path. >> people like me who work principally on campaigns look elsewhere, outside the country, you know, campaigns in other countries all around the world. >> tonight we hear the story of these american strategists who cross the globe helping less fortunate democracies. they are consultants without borders. ♪ a hero could save us -- >> listen, every place is not like, you know, our country in terms of the stage of development of democracy. u.s. political consultants just have a lot more experience. >> and that experience can make all the difference for nations in need. >> well, in ireland, for e
you know the 2012 election was in large part a fight over demographics. the republicans taking pains even if at their convention to highlight the gender and ethnic diversity their party has traditionally done so well disguising. (laughter) and yet they lost. for some reason-- self-deportation-- president obama won a clear majority. -- the country half moochers-- (laughter) of over non-white group. even amongst women. vaginas repel rape sperm. (laughter) romney somehow lost by 11 points. it's a fact republicans can't ignore if they want to win back the white house in two thousand and ever. (laughter) no band-aid solutions. g.o.p. can't just throw in a free pedicure every mandatory ultrasound and call it a day. we're talking about making a real place for minorities and women in a modern republican party and i think the republican party gets that. i assume. >> in washington tonight, the g.o.p. is dealing with the issue of optics and diversity in politics, getting a lot of coverage of the congressional committee chairs selected thus far for the next congress. they are all white males. (a
is a dumping ground for morons at which any [bleep] can get elected. to get electedded to the upper house you have to be among this nation's most reasoned and revered [bleep]. who keep voting year after year to continue what are known as the rules of the senate. >> you know that one friend who just won't let you get a word in edgewise? well, the u.s. senate has a friend like that. his name is filibuster. >> jon: you know that one friend who comes to where you live and rearranges your stuff? gerrymander. all right. so the problem is the filibuster where as few as 41 senators can stop any bill dead in its track. >> accept at majority leader harry reid is proposing changes to the filibuster that might make the senate less dysfunctional >> jon: that's actually very easy. you could the that with almost anything. make it so that only hungry kindergarteners and ovulating cats could be senators. that would make it less dysfunctional. i'm sorry we're talking about the filibuster >> one of reed's ideas is to reinstate the talking filibuster the old principle if you want to filibuster you actually have
with our election, our fiscal cliff, our inattention to events in egypt and syria that we forget there are important international stories that deserve our focus. and then there's this one. >> yes, exciting the british royalty is expanding am will and kate with preggers. >> see that, it's a royal baby bump, what a joy to be here on this day of celebration. >> there's the picture on the times, we're expecting. and then i love this one, kate's expectations. (applause) >> jon: not bad. kind of obvious, i mean if you want to go with pregnancy puns based on british literature. why not macbirth or why limit yourself to english literature y not madam's ovaris. (laughter) the prince and the hopper. portrait of the fetus as a young man. wait, wait! perhaps dickens was best, a tale of sore titties. (laughter) (applause) >> it was the best of-- the breast of times what an erudite crowd. titties. >> come on, it's just a babbee. you can't tell me british people actually give a crap about this stuff. >> i just come and it's really exciting because-- sorry. >> oh, you're happy for them. >> i am
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